Definition of continuous spectrum in English:

continuous spectrum

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noun

Physics
  • An emission spectrum that consists of a continuum of wavelengths.
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    • This light is observed only at particular wavelengths instead of a continuous spectrum.
    • The photosphere, at a temperature of several thousand degrees, emits a continuous spectrum (that is, all wavelengths), just as an electric light globe does.
    • This model significantly reduces the number of unknown parameters if the reflectance functions with continuous spectra are presented by only a small number of basis functions.

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